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What Is Hypothyroidism? What Causes Hypothyroidism? by Andrea Patient Expert Posted Sun 13 Sep 2009 11:03pm Medical News Today has some great articles on a variety of topics. This one on hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) came across my newsfeed yesterday, and it's important reading---many women develop thyroid problems as they approach peri/menopause. Click here to read the article, have a wonderful week! Read on »
What Causes Hypothyroidism? by Seth Roberts .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 19 Sep 2009 10:02pm In an earlier post I wrote, “Hypothyroidism is so common I suspect an environmental cause.” In fact, I suspect that all common diseases are caused (= made much more likely by) differences between modern life and Stone-Age life. Since then, thanks to comments and email, I have learned more about hypothyroidism. According to Dennis Mangan, it has b ... Read on »
Head and Neck Cancer Radiation Treatments Can Cause Hypothyroidism by Ron Sparks Posted Thu 01 Apr 2010 1:03pm I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism I have just been diagnosed with a condition called hypothyroidism . Last week I went to my medical oncologist for my 3-month blood workup.  At the request of my radiation oncologist, he added a TSH test to the workup.  TSH stands for thyrotropin, a hormone produced in my pituitary glands t ... Read on »
Can too much iodine cause hypothyroidism? by pathologystudent Posted Mon 21 Mar 2011 10:57am Q. I heard that if you ingest too much iodine, you can develop hypothyroidism. Is that true?  I’m a little confused about why that would happen . A. Yes – it is true that too much iodine can lead to hypothyroidism. It seems counterintuitive; you’d think that more iodine would lead to more thyroid hormone production. However, it does ... Read on »
Hypothyroidism and Low Metabolism - Cause and Effect by franklinb Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 7:01pm Hypothyroidism and Low Metabolism in the Body Hypothyroidism is an ailment that occurs when the thyroid gland located at the frontal zone of the neck just below the “Adam’s apple” reduces its function of producing the thyroxine hormone which is responsible for balancing the bodily processes and metabolism. As a result, the body’s metaboli ... Read on »
Symptoms of Underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroidism) – What You Need to Know by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Mon 31 Dec 2012 8:51am Studies have shown that women are more likely to suffer from thyroid cancer – a disease that has been in the news recently. Yes, we're talking about Brook Burke , the 'Dancing with the Stars" host. If that's not all, the American Cancer Society reveals that almost 30,000 people are diagnosed with this disease every year. Strangely ... Read on »
Symptoms of Underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroidism) by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Aug 2011 8:04am It was the Chernobyl disaster that woke the world up to the ability of nuclear power to not only destroy mankind (apart from everything else that has the misfortune to stand in its way) in the short-term but also in the long-term in the form of mutation. Of course, the Fukushima disaster this year not only provided us with ... Read on »
Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Aug 2011 8:51am There are some of us who prefer the simple life. One without complications. Maybe in the form of love or passion. A Life devoid without emotion, if you will. A phobia of being vulnerable… and human. But what's the point of Life if everything was so tacky and dry, and if we had all the answers? Yes, while this philosophi ... Read on »
Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism: The Difference by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Sat 11 Sep 2010 5:40am Introduction Watching Tom Cruise give a startling performance in "The Last Samurai" and even one of his recent performances as a Senator in "Lions for Lambs" has led me believe that he is still one of the best actors around in commercial cinema. Despite his controversial beliefs (in Scientology), it was his performanc ... Read on »